Washington: US President Donald Trump will visit India on February 24-25, the White House announced on Tuesday.
The trip will further strengthen the U.S.-India strategic partnership & highlight the strong & enduring bonds between the American & Indian people. 🇺🇸 🇮🇳
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) February 10, 2020
Trump and the First Lady Melania Trump will visit Ahmedabad and New Delhi. The White House said Ahmedabad was chosen for the visit as it was in Gujarat — home to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and that it had played an “important role” in Mahatma Gandhi’s life.
“During a phone call over the weekend, President Trump and Prime Minister Modi agreed the trip will further strengthen the United States-India strategic partnership and highlight the strong and enduring bonds between the American and Indian people,” White House informed.
Preparations in India are underway. American security teams with their scanners and equipment had already arrived in India last week.
The confirmation of Trump’s visit comes days after India’s new ambassador to the US, Taranjit Singh Sandhu presented his credentials to the US President.